Audie Award Nominee, Paranormal, 2013
After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea's whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano-the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea's former lover-die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate. Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world.
©2012 Andrew Gordon and Ilona Gordon (P)2012 Tantor
My favourite husband & wife writing team has done it again. Solid writing with plenty of humor and enough action & romance that I think even those readers new to the world of Kate Daniels ( The original "Magic" series of which this book is a spinoff of sorts) will enjoy.
Having said that --- I would still greatly encourage people to read the entire Kate/Curran series as they are FABULOUS. As stated the writing is solid/stellar and no previous knowledge of other books is needed but for those who have read the other series, you will appreciate some of the humor more as you are more well-aquainted with the characters.
Also, as a reader of both series... it's great to get some answers to things that motivated some of Andrea's actions ---- now I can say IN YOUR FACE to all the naysayers who were blasting Andrea.
I enjoyed learning more about Andrea's beastkin background; I always enjoy Raphael (smile) ---- Basically, I enjoyed seeing characters I already know and love.... as well as some new (well, almost new) characters as well.
"Russian Sugar Bear" was it???
A note on Rene Raudman ---- She may not be on my top 5 list of favorite narrators, but she is also NOWHERE near my list of "can't stand to listen to" narrators either. Another reviewer mentioned her earlier works --- I'm only familar with her in conjunction with Ilona Andrews books and she continues her reading style ---voices, inflections, etc --- so I guess listen to the sample first. Personally, I have enjoyed her readings of both the Kate Daniels/Magic series and the Edge series --- which I also love and adore.
was so happy to learn more about Kates friend Andy,she was such a special friend to Kate yet we know little about her, this book cleared alot of loose end.. loved it...
The beginning of this series, Kate was our main character and her friend Andrea was always there to back her up. Now Andrea, born beastkin, and tortured by the her mother's pack is our main character. At first I was dissappointed but after a few minutes of listening I was hooked. Kate and her mate, your fuzziness, are there to support Andrea as she comes to terms with the fact that the pack in Atlanta will always be at her back, and she can make a big contribution to them. Favorite characters from earlier books are back, as well as a new evil "God" to overcome. Worth the listen as all of the books in this series are.
Excellent. excellent , excellent.... Well Done; an exciting plot with good details of characters, places and ambiance. a replay on kate's and Curran's mating but that could be over looked; with a book bursting with action, magic and sex. what more could you ask for in a fantasy series.
The book Gunmetal magic was written from the prospective of Andrea the shifter giving new depth and knowledge of what we understood about the series and the shifter society .
This is another excellent excursion into the crumbling but somehow still vibrant Atlanta that forms the setting for the Kate Daniels stories. It features Kate's best friend Andrea Nash in a story of her own. This novel stands alone from but is still linked to Kate's. I love Andrea as a character and it's great to have a novel from her perspective.
Renee Raudman is an excellent narrator, though the pronunciation of some terms and place names threw me off a little. It's more likely that I'm reading them wrong than that she is but it's still enough to pull me out of the story occasionally.
I love losing myself in books of any kind
Anytime I can get even the minor glimpse into Curren and Kate's lives I am happy. But I must say listening to Andrea accept her shifter side finally was long over due.
The wonderful mix between to plot and the romance.
Yes, she does well with the series. Not as impressed with her narration in Larrissa Ione's books. She is not as consistent between the voices in the book and the Kate Daniels series.
Yes It was a long wait to hear Andrea and Rafael's story.
In the top tier
all in the series and the allie beckstrom series, strong female lead, with gritty humor and clear goals to overcome
too many to recount
i did and didn't all at the same time, because i wanted to know everything that happened but i also didn't want it to end, which in my opinion makes a fantastic book
Matches well with the other Ilona Andrews books.
Just a great story along the lines with the other Ilona Andrews books.
The only thing that I thought could be done better was the variety of the voices. Otherwise brilliant!
I love the audio versions of these books because Renee Raudman does a fabulous job characterizing non-human, or should I say, not completely human characters in their alternate forms. I get totally lost in these stories, not only because they are well-written, but because of the fabulous narration.
Overall, I must give my vote to Kate Daniels, the main character of the series. However, this book is written for and about Andrea, Kate's best friend. To let you know how good this book is, I didn't miss Kate that much. Oh, she's in the story, but it centers around Andrea, who is a strong and likeable leading lady. Her back-story and point-of-view are very interesting and yet very different from Kate's life. Although that can spell disaster in some series, it actually enhances the reading experience for this series. Well done, Ms. Andrews. I am very happy with every aspect of this story. You write likeable characters who are well thought out and fully developed, even if they are werewolves, badgers and bears, oh my!
Andrea in her, uhmmm, I think it is called beast-form. It allows her inner being to be on display which is well written and extremely fun to hear. Kudos to both the author and narrator for making me laugh out loud.
Yes, but work made that impossible. I did spend every second outside of work listening to the book the first time through. Yes, I said first time, I think I've listened to it three times so far..that is quite a compliment.
I highly recommend starting with the first book of this series and moving forward. However, this is such a fun read that it probably wouldn't hurt to start here and then move back to book one. I love it and I think you will too!
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
I REALLY liked this book. It only has a few scenes involving Kate but it didn't need that to be good. It's a great story regardless. I was soo glad to get a better look in to Andrea and enjoyed the book very much. If you like the Kate Daniels series you deffinately will want to get this book.
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